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Useful Info On Win16-Targeting Compilers… And a List of DOS/Win16 Resources

While I was poking around the web, looking for information on the most liberally licensed way to put together some utilities for the copies of MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.11…While I was poking around the web, looking for information on … Continue reading

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Disabling Controller Paks in Mupen64Plus Without a GUI

If you have a Retrode and a copy of Chameleon Twist and you tried to play your dumped game in Mupen64Plus, you may have gotten stuck at this screen on…If you have a Retrode and a copy of Chameleon Twist … Continue reading

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A simple “Update your Retrode on Linux” helper script

A good rule of programming is, if you find something bothersome twice, and you can’t rule out having to do it again, automate it… I had to look up the…A good rule of programming is, if you find something bothersome … Continue reading

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Homebrew Update Notifier Update

Three years ago, I got annoyed enough to hack together a quick cron+shellscript update notifier, but it was never perfect, because the Zenity window liked to steal focus or pop…Three years ago, I got annoyed enough to hack together a … Continue reading

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Amateur Preservationist Tip of the Day: Guarding Against Uncaught Battery Leaks

Since I just had to open an eBay return request for a perfect-looking Super Nintendo cartridge that had been ruined by a leaky battery, I decided to do a thorough…Since I just had to open an eBay return request for … Continue reading

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Concentrated Feels

Last Updated: 2017-08-03 (Added “Day is Done”) 2017-08-04 (Elaborated about “Gates of Dawn”) No matter whether we stand unmoved in the face of tragedy, or cry at the drop of…Last Updated: 2017-08-03 (Added “Day is Done”) 2017-08-04 (Elaborated about “Gates … Continue reading

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Rust: Looping on a member variable without mutably borrowing self

The Story Late last night, I stumbled upon a rather clever hack in one of my Rust projects. I’d been working on an iterator which implements grapheme-aware CamelCase word-splitting when…The Story Late last night, I stumbled upon a rather clever … Continue reading

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